Child, youth and teen programs
Registered programs update
New outdoor programs (outdoor fitness classes and Play in the Park) have been created to meet Alberta Health Services guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Visit RecOnline.strathcona.ca for the full schedule and to register.
All previously scheduled Strathcona County summer camps and registered indoor summer programs have been cancelled and refunds have been processed. For any inquiries about refunds, please call 780-467-2211.The safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority. The County is taking a phased approach to re-opening recreation and culture facilities. Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. Learn more.
New: Registered Play in the Park activities - summer 2020
Register your family and enjoy some outdoor playtime with facilitated games and activities. Play in the Park is a one-hour instructor led session, appropriate for all age groups. It is offered at 6 different locations within Strathcona County. Activities will feature a new theme each week and will include sports, wellness, music, movement, arts, crafts and nature. This registered, outdoor activity meets all Alberta Health guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Find the schedule and register online with Recreation Online. Registration opens on Monday, June 22 at 7 a.m.
Play in the Park FAQs
1. How many spots are available for each one-hour Play in the Park session?Permanent link to How many spots are available for each one-hour Play in the Park session?
There are 15 spots available per location and timeslot.
2. What age range is Play in the Park for and how much does it cost?Permanent link to What age range is Play in the Park for and how much does it cost?
There is no age limit to participate in Play in the Park however there needs to be an adult participating in each family or cohort. Activities are geared for people of all ages and can be adapted based on ability.
Registration costs $4 per person and includes one hour of facilitated activities. Children under 2 years old can participate for free.
3. What do I need to know before I go? What precautions are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?Permanent link to What do I need to know before I go? What precautions are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Our Play in the Park Activities have been created following all Alberta Health Guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Participants must register in advance online with Recreation Online or by calling 780-467-2211.
- Participants can arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before the activities start and leave immediately after they finish.
- Come prepared, no washrooms or changing facilities will be available. Dress in layers, wear sunscreen, bring bug spray, bring water, etc.
- Participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and will be asked a series of pre-screening questions before activities commence.
- Hand sanitization stations will be available for use before and after class.
- Equipment will only be shared amongst individuals from the same household and will be sanitized between use.
- Family groups will maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from each other and the facilitators at all times.
- Participants must follow all posted signage.
No equipment will be needed, unless indicated in the course description. Check the course description before registering for more details.
Equipment provided will only be shared among members of the same household / cohort and will be santized between use.
5. What locations is Play in the Park available at?Permanent link to What locations is Play in the Park available at?
All Play in the Park activities are outdoors. There will be signage on site to help direct you to the exact location.
- Strathcona Wilderness Centre (outside)
- Smeltzer Grounds
- Broadmoor Lake Park - Field A
- Ardrossan Recreation Complex Green Space (by the spray park)
- Glen Allan Recreation Complex Green Space (behind building)
- Emerald Hills Green Space (in front of Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion)
6. Where do I find the schedule and register for Play in the Park?Permanent link to Where do I find the schedule and register for Play in the Park?
Regisration for Play in the Park begins on Monday, June 22. You can register online and find the full schedule including date, time, location and activity type on RecOnline.Strathcona.ca. If you are unable to register online you can call 780-467-2211 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to register over the phone. New Play in the Park sessions are added to the schedule every two weeks.
Strathcona County offers a wide variety of programs for children, youth, teens throughout the year. Choose from fitness, mind and body, sports, family programs, workshops, special interest, seasonal camps and School’s Out Day Camps. Check out our Recreation Guide for a full listing of programs.
Youth programs encourage the development of fundamental movement skills early in life and strives to promote it in all programs. Physical literacy is supported by the Canadian Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development Model which fosters a positive recreational environment that encourages successful skill development and confidence building.